This dissertation deals with an integrated structural static analysis of cylindrical independent cargo tank/barges. The method presented is closed and well suited for use in structural synthesis. As in usually the case in engineering research, several constraints are imposed on the mathematical formulation of the problem to make its solution feasible. Hence, it was decided to limit the research to the case of a barge heading perpendicular to the direction of wave propagation. Also, a relatively thin layer of a high density foam is assumed to be used to avoid hard spots in the saddle pressure distribution and the lateral deformation of the saddle transverse bulkheads are negligible with respect to the tank and the foam radial displacements at the saddle support.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Anwar, MWG
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 181 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 147 PhD Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM